Acute spontaneous subdural hematoma of arterial origin: A report of five cases

Koc R. K. , PASAOGLU A. , KURTSOY A. , OKTEM I. S. , Kavuncu I. A.

SURGICAL NEUROLOGY, cilt.47, ss.9-11, 1997 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 47 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 1997
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/s0090-3019(96)00150-4
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.9-11


Acute spontaneous subdural hematoma of arterial origin is very rare. We report five patients who presented with a history of sudden onset of severe headache and vomiting and who developed progressive neurologic deficits, three becoming comatose. The symptomatologic onset was indistinguishable from other cerebrovascular disorders; none of the patients had a history of head trauma. In all our patients, the source of bleeding was identified at operation as a cortical artery located near the Sylvian region. Comparable cases in the literature are reviewed and the etiologic possibilities are discussed.